Good evening, rain will continue on and off for tonight. Thunder and lightning are also possible with any downpours that move through. Temperatures will hold steady in the upper 60s to near 70.
The unsettled weather continues into Friday morning. Rain will be more scattered and generally lighter. A few pockets of heavier downpours remain possible.
BEACH FORECAST: Friday won’t be a good beach day as we’ll be socked in with lots of clouds and showers at times. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s to near 70, which is about the same temperature as the water. For any surfers out there, or those that brave the weather conditions keep in mind that there is a moderate rip current risk.
The unsettled stretch is due to a slow-moving frontal system that is gradually sliding into southern New England today, acting as the focus for developing showers and thunderstorms. The biggest concern is for flooding–including flash flooding, street flooding and poor drainage flooding. In addition, there could also be some embedded strong thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts.
Periods of rain and thunderstorms with continue tonight. It stays warm and humid in the mid to upper 60s with downpours at times.
Several inches of rain are possible today through Friday when all is said and done. On the high end, some areas could see more than 2″ of rain. Once again, the biggest concern is for street flooding in low-lying and flood prone areas.
Temperatures on Friday will be in the low to mid-70s. That’s quite the change from the mid and upper 90s we experienced earlier this week.
3-DAY 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND: Cool, Dreary Start… Warmer and Drier Finish
The start of the holiday weekend is sadly reminiscent of Memorial Day weekend. Near record cold temperatures are possible on Saturday, along with cloudy skies, a stiff northeast wind and off and on showers. Temperatures will be stuck in the 50s and 60s. By Sunday, the weather will start to gradually improve. There will still be a lot of clouds around and the risk for a few showers, but we’re expecting highs in the low to mid 70s. The best day for 4th of July festivities looks to be on Monday, with seasonable highs and partly sunny skies. Make sure to check our websites for up-to-date schedules for fireworks displays and other Independence Day events.